On 30 August 2022, the UN Human Rights Office concluded that the Chinese State may be responsible for committing crimes against humanity, in a report on human rights in the Uyghur region (Xinjiang). One year later, global pressure on Beijing remains high, ahead of a major UN human rights review in January.
The murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, not only sparked weeks of massive protests around the world, but also transmitted a sense of urgency, from the streets of Minneapolis to the Palais des Nations in Geneva, where s ” is held on June 17, 2020, a historic debate at the Human Rights Council on the issue of racist human rights violations, systemic racism, police violence against people of African descent and violence against peaceful demonstrators.
In a new video titled “From the streets to the UN” , ISHR highlights how essential the contributions of defenders and families of victims are and why their voices must continue to resonate at the UN.
The mobilization to demand an international inquiry into systemic racism and police violence in the United States and elsewhere continues. This would not have been possible without the mobilization of millions of peaceful demonstrators and defenders around the world, to whom ISHR reiterates its commitment to support them.
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The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights concluded its 77th Ordinary Session held in Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania from 20 October to 9 November 2023. During the session, the Commission renewed its Bureau. It received solemn declarations from elected and re-elected members and launched several documents and newsletters, among others.
Nine NGOs delivered a joint statement on the UN Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) on Sudan established by the Human Rights Council at its 54th session, calling the FFM to prioritise gender justice and inclusion of women, including women defenders.